December 5, 2020

USA: IRS Tax Filings Reveal Joe Biden Cancer Charity Spent Millions Strictly On Salaries, Zero On Cancer Research And Grant Offerings. Cancer And Healthcare Lobbyist Were On The Payroll.

New York Post
written by Isabel Vincent
Saturday November 14, 2020

A cancer charity started by Joe Biden gave out no money to research, and spent most of its contributions on staff salaries, federal filings show.

The Biden Cancer Initiative was founded in 2017 by the former vice president and his wife, Jill Biden, to “develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research and care and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes,” according to its IRS mission statement. But it gave out no grants in its first two years, and spent millions on the salaries of former Washington, DC, aides it hired.

The charity took in $4,809,619 in contributions in fiscal years 2017 and 2018, and spent $3,070,301 on payroll in those two years. The group’s president, Gregory Simon, raked in $429,850 in fiscal 2018 (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019), according to the charity’s most recent federal tax filings.

Simon, a former Pfizer executive and longtime health care lobbyist who headed up the White House’s cancer task force in President Barack Obama’s administration, saw his salary nearly double from the $224,539 he made in fiscal 2017, tax filings show.

Danielle Carnival, former chief of staff for Obama’s cancer initiative, the Cancer Moonshot Task Force, took home $258,207 in 2018.

The charity spent $56,738 on conferences and $59,356 on travel that year. The following year, the travel expenditure swelled to $97,149, and the nonprofit spent $742,953 on conferences, tax filings show.

But under grants distributed, it listed zero.

Simon had said the main point of the charity was not to give out grants, and that its goal was to find ways to accelerate treatment for all, regardless of their economic or cultural backgrounds.

Biden headed up the Cancer Moonshot Task Force when he was veep after his son Beau died of a brain tumor in 2015. After he left office, the Biden Cancer Initiative sought to continue such efforts to provide “urgent” solutions to treating cancer, according to a 2017 press statement announcing its launch.

The Bidens stacked the board with leading oncologists and celebrity cancer survivors, including musician Jimmy Gomez from the Black Eyed Peas.

After only two years, the charity “paused” its operations when Joe Biden and his wife stepped down for his presidential run.

Although the organization is still officially active, according to the IRS, Simon said in a 2019 interview that without the Bidens at the helm, the charity lost its edge.

“We tried to power through but it became increasingly difficult to get the traction we needed to complete our mission,” he told the AP in July 2019. 👈 THAT IS LAUGHABLE.

Neither Simon nor Biden could be reached for comment last week.
Red State
written by Brad Slager
Thursday November 19, 2020

One might think a reporter celebrated for this type of story would have been interested…

Yesterday, I wrote about the story that came out after the election about Joe Biden’s cancer foundation. After years of collecting millions of dollars, it managed to apply all of that money strictly to salaries and operations expenses, with dime-zero being donated to cancer research and grant offerings. You would think this would be the kind of detail about a presidential candidate to spark interest in the press.

It did not. Apart from the very core story — that of a foundation headed up by Biden proving to be an enrichment sham — there is also the case of this being a completely mismanaged health-based enterprise. The Joe Biden Cancer Initiative was headed up by the man who today is claiming he will be the one to take over the leadership of the Covid crisis. Seems kind of important to look into such a glaring problem in leadership on a health matter.

It should have been of interest that this man demanding he take over the pandemic response was lording over an organization that collected millions and was not able to make any grants at all to cancer research. There was, however, little to no curiosity to be found in the media on this story, specifically from one reporter — David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post. I bring him up because he is one journalist who has a history of working stories of this particular nature.

One reason the media avoidance of this Joe Biden cancer institute is so stark is that it involved the very type of work the press has been showing it is capable of doing in regards to Donald Trump. For years we have seen the media clamoring to get in possession of documents surrounding the president’s dealings — even doing so illegally at times — so gleaning the details of the Biden cancer foundation is within their power. Yet nothing was forthcoming from these sleuths.

Farenthold, in particular, has built a name for himself by delving into the financials of President Trump. In 2017, he was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, “For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs.” The topic that earned David this honor was a series of articles he wrote in 2016 covering Donald Trump’s involvement in — wait for it — charitable affairs. In nearly a dozen articles, Fahrenthold studied and investigated the money Trump pledged and paid out to veterans, as well as looking into the records of Trump charities.

So not only is David Fahrenthold familiar with the subject matter, he has been lauded for his work on this type of reporting specifically, enough to have him classified as an expert on such matters. Yet the Pulitzer winner who is hailed for investigating the charitable works of then-candidate Donald Trump exhibited zero interest in the charitable work of now-candidate Joe Biden.

This convenient blind spot in journalism takes on an added significance when you look at his bio on Twitter. Farenthold boldly includes this quote in his header — “If you don’t want it printed, don’t let it happen.” Makes you start to wonder, why is it that Joe Biden’s deeply questionable charity never made it to print…?

Maybe there is some kind of semantic defense in play. Since Biden did not let grants happen at his cancer foundation, that is the justification for that story not to be covered? There must be a cause that prevents a Pulitzer winner skilled in charitable research to have missed a rather significant charity scandal involving a national candidate.

Looking over the records of the years 2017 and 2018 the JBCI took in close to $5 million in donations. Well over half of that money was paid out strictly in salaries over those two years – over $3 million. The president of the foundation saw his salary alone balloon over the course of those years. In the first year Gregory Simon, a lobbyist and executive from the pharma corporation Pfizer, collected $225,000. The next year his take nearly doubled, to $429,850.

The rest of the funds were applied to holding conferences and travel expenses. After those activities cost just over $115,000 in the first year the JBCI next spent almos $100,000 on travel, and more than $740,000 on conference expenditures. The foundation lists as its mission statement the intent ‘’to develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research and care and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes’’.

Based on the financial reports it intended to do so by merely talking about doing things. Money spent on donations and grants was listed as $0.00.

The outfit has basically been placed in a state of suspended animation as a result of Biden’s run for the Presidency. Both Joe and Jill Biden had stepped away from the charity operations, effectively Calling a Lid on the foundation’s activities. Not that there would be a demonstrable side-effect in terms of cancer research suffering from a loss of support.

The Joe Biden Cancer Initiative appears to be set up like numerous other sham operations, where a non-profit position is taken but the money flowing in never is translated into functional use. The money is swallowed up entirely in bureaucratic operation ‘’expenses’’ and select individuals benefit greatly. This is the kind of operation we can now expect from the man the press has hailed as our savior in the time of Covid. We have no reason to expect anything approaching a solution, with this as his track record.
Sky News Australia published October 24, 2020: SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Joe Biden's corruption scandal and the social media cover-up.

A special senate investigation has detailed how the son of presidential hopeful Joe Biden may have used his father’s position in the White House to amass wealth and power. 🚨 The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs published the report titled ‘Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on US Government Policy and Related Concerns’.🚨 Sky News Australia breaks down this 87-page document which examines possible conflicts of interest in foreign business while Joe Biden was vice president in Barack Obama’s administration. The report found that the Obama administration knew Hunter Biden’s presence on the board of the corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma was “problematic” and “interfered” in the “execution of policy” with Ukraine. The allegations are extraordinary – so much so that social media giants Facebook and Twitter sought to censor the story to stop it reaching voters in a manner Republicans have labelled brazen "election interference".

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